MoMath has just released, publicly and at no charge, the videos from its recent gala, “Real and Rational.”
The Museum decided to take a different approach to its gala than many other organizations. Rather than pre-recording an event to share, we wanted to create an opportunity for meaningful human connection and interaction, which to me is really the essence of any in-person gathering anyway. With that in mind, we ran our gala totally live, featuring an insight-rich dialogue with:
- Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO of Google and current leader of New York State’s 16-member Blue Ribbon Commission studying the pandemic;
- Julie Gerberding, former director of the CDC and the first woman to hold that position; head of vaccine division at Merck before rising to Executive Vice President: and
- Nate Silver, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of FiveThirtyEight and a statistician specializing in election analysis
These conversations, hosted by Fields Medalist and Princeton University Professor Dr. Manjul Bhargava, were widely enjoyed; one person commented that the dialogues with Eric and Julie constituted “the best discussion of the pandemic that I have seen anywhere, at any time, from any source.” Videos of the discussions can be viewed at realandrational.momath.org
and I hope you will enjoy watching them.